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Variety

Cockles, New Zealand

Austrovenus stutchburyi

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean: Tasman and Golden Bays (COC 7A)

Overall Rating

3.441 / 5

Market Names

Clam, Cockle, Littleneck Clam, Tuaki, Tuangi, Venus

Summary

Abundance: Stock healthy and overfishing is not occuring.


Bycatch: Considered low, and undersized cockles and other species that are caught are returned to the ocean often alive.


Habitat: Harvest within sandy seafloor habitat causes some negative habitat impacts but certain sites are closed the to mitigate them.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cockles, New Zealand

Austrovenus stutchburyi

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean: Otago Peninsula (COC 3)

Overall Rating

3.441 / 5

Market Names

Clam, Cockle, Littleneck Clam, Tuaki, Tuangi, Venus

Summary

Abundance: Stock healthy and overfishing is not occuring.


Bycatch: Considered low, and undersized cockles and other species that are caught are returned to the ocean often alive.


Habitat: Harvest within sandy seafloor habitat causes some negative habitat impacts but certain sites are closed the to mitigate them.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cockles, New Zealand

Austrovenus stutchburyi

Method

Wild

Hand implements

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean: Otago Peninsula (COC 3)

Overall Rating

3.441 / 5

Market Names

Clam, Cockle, Littleneck Clam, Tuaki, Tuangi, Venus

Summary

Abundance: Stock healthy and overfishing is not occuring.


Bycatch: Extremely low, harvest method is highly selective and undersized cocklesare returned to the ocean alive.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Burry Inlet Cockles

Variety

Cockles, Common

Cerastoderma edule

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Burry Inlet Cockles

Market Names

Common Edible cockle

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was benchmarked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - South Australia Lakes and Coorong Pipi

Variety

Cockles, Goolwa

Donax deltoides

Method

Wild

Miscellaneous gear

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
South Australia Lakes and Coorong Pipi

Market Names

Australia cockle, Coorong cockle, Pipi

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was benchmarked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - DFPO Limfjord Mussel and Cockle

Variety

Cockles, Common

Cerastoderma edule

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFPO Limfjord Mussel and Cockle

Market Names

Common Edible cockle

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was benchmarked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dee Estuary Cockle

Variety

Cockles, Common

Cerastoderma edule

Method

Wild

Miscellaneous gear

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dee Estuary Cockle

Market Names

Common Edible cockle

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was benchmarked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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